SCHOOLS across the country could be infiltrated by hardline Muslims – putting
a “generation” of kids at risk, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan
She said the so-called Trojan Horse plots could be a “nationwide issue”.
Her comments, to a Commons committee, came just 24 hours after watchdogs found
five schools targeted in Birmingham had still not improved.
Mrs Morgan said there will be “further attempts” to impose extremist
agendas on other schools.
She said: “It could be a nationwide issue.
“If we dismiss this and try to say this is a one-off, I think we would be letting
down a generation of children and families across the country.”
The minister also said she backed her predecessor Michael Gove’s call for British
values to be taught in schools to counter the Islamist threat.
She said: “We should not be shy about talking about our own values.
“We should not turn a blind eye when concerns are raised and we should
know that there are people who don’t subscribe to our values and will attempt
some sort of entryism – whether it’s in relation to a particular faith or
any other extremist views.”